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SNEDEKER Ten years after graduating from the Nationwide Tour, Brandt Snedeker had a milestone year, surpassing the $30-million mark thanks to four top-3 finishes, including his second career Farmers Insurance Open victory at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Snedeker, who turns 36 this week, started the 2015-16 TOUR season as hot as anybody with two near victories in Hawaii and kept the pace all the way through the season-ending FedExCup Playoffs, after finishing tied for third at the Wyndham Championship in mid-August. Buoyed by an offseason triumph at the Franklin Templeton Shootout last December with partner Jason Dufner, where the pair shot 11-under 61 in the final round, Snedeker went to the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Maui’s Kapalua resort and finished tied for third, nine strokes behind runaway champ Jordan Spieth. Despite battling a head cold, it was Snedeker’s second top-three finish in his last three starts at the Maui event. Feeling much better as the Nashville native island hopped over to Hawaii’s main island of Oahu for the Sony Open, Snedeker shot an opening-round 7-under 63, then held solo possession of the secondround lead at 12-under 128. Snedeker entered the final round tied for the lead with Zac Blair before a 4-under 66 led to an eventual playoff loss on the second hole to Fabian Gomez. Undettered by the near misses, Snedeker returned to the mainland and promptly captured his eighth career PGA TOUR victory at Torrey Pines.

BIRTH PL ACE: NA SHVILLE , TE NNE SSE E , USA

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